Choreographed by Robyn Simpson
Sky Neal – film maker / co-direction
Extra thanks to Will Cleary – rigging support, Genevieve Wilkins (music advice), Michele Laine (outside eye), Mike Toon (technical support), Kathryn and Claire (HAT), Mark Perin (rigging).
Da Vinci’s work on anatomy and motion was never just about the specific item under investigation. It was also about how the item and the findings were connected to other aspects of the natural and built world. His detailed drawings and models explored the mechanics of a moving body and was, in part, a component of his research into whether humans could ever master flight.
With some artistic liberty, I have taken some of these images, thoughts and concepts to create a dance of bodies moving through the air.